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Durham City’s waterfront has been beautified as part of an annual project to keep the city tidy.

Durham County Council’s Find and Fix team were supported by volunteers from King’s Church in the town to paint and redevelop the shoreline racecourse area.

The volunteers work each year with the town hall on a town center project, alongside their usual activities such as garden projects.

Work has been done to paint the benches and seats along the riverbank, helping to create a warm welcome for people who live or work and visit the area.

Cllr Mark Wilkes, Cabinet Member for Neighborhoods and Climate Change, said: ‘We would like to thank everyone who took the time to help repaint the street furniture. It is important that we work in partnership with our local community groups to take a proactive approach to improving our green spaces.

“It’s great to see so many individuals and groups who are proud of their region and contribute to improving it for the benefit of all. Having a range of green spaces accessible to residents and visitors can help bring communities together and improve our physical and mental health. We look forward to working with more volunteers to continue making a difference across the county.

The council’s search and repair teams focus on sites that require more intensive work than its general maintenance teams can provide, such as parks that have become overgrown or cycle paths and footpaths requiring attention.

To learn more about their work or to get involved, visit www.durham.gov.uk/findandfix

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